17 Sep 2019

BSO Integrates IX Reach Core Network to Create a Global Network Powerhouse

BSO integrates IX Reach core network to create a global network powerhouse and to further increase the network’s diversity.

Manchester, UK – 17th September 2019
BSO has successfully integrated IX Reach into its award-winning low-latency global infrastructure, providing customers with exceptional performance, speed and scale, engineering talent, and the latest advancements in SDN networking and automated cloud provisioning.

This integration further increases the diversity of BSO’s global network and enriches the SDN and SD-WAN capabilities orchestrating BSO’s three state-of-the-art networks, strengthens its end-to-end enterprise cloud services, and enhances a customer experience already defining industry standards.

Notable enhancements include additional connectivity into South Africa, Russia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney, new cloud location on-ramps, and proactive preparations for soon-to-be-announced providers joining the company’s global cloud ecosystem.

The integration also delivers an even denser North America network as well as deeper metropolitan penetration in over 12 metro cities globally, providing a strong network proposition for both wholesale partners and enterprise customers.

“Since BSO acquired IX Reach, we have worked around the clock to unite our complementary offerings while strengthening our specialist services that confidently operate on their own. We have brought together the best people, the most robust technology and our joint knowledge of working in every corner of the globe. This combination equips our customers with a potent blend to propel them forward in their own growth ambitions.”
Michael Ourabah, CEO of BSO

The global integration accelerates BSO’s 100G rollout plans, with new paths in Marseille, London, New York, Ashburn and Chicago and expansions underway across Europe in Madrid, Milan, Zurich and Frankfurt. BSO’s network has also been bolstered by IX Reach’s Microsoft Azure C3 interconnects, which offer direct access in USA, Canada, Amsterdam and most recently, the UK. This offers full diversity away from the Slough campus with connectivity in the heart of the Docklands at Telehouse North.

“This network integration truly cements our extremely strong challenger status, by proving our commitment to offering the best network latency paths, extensive easy-to-deploy cloud connectivity, advanced SDN automation, and robust direct partnerships.”
Stephen Wilcox, founder of IX Reach and head of product

In May 2019, IX Reach became the latest company to join BSO’s rapidly growing portfolio of specialist connectivity, cloud and technology service providers. IX Reach’s services are accessed via One Portal, which enables customers simple management when procuring and delivering its cloud and infrastructure services.

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The company was founded in 2004 and serves the world’s largest financial institutions. BSO is a global pioneering infrastructure and connectivity provider, helping over 600 data-intensive businesses across diverse markets, including financial services, technology, energy, e-commerce, media and others. BSO owns and provides mission-critical infrastructure, including network connectivity, cloud solutions, managed services and hosting, that are specific and dedicated to each customer served.

The company’s network comprises 240+ PoPs across 33 markets, 50+ cloud on-ramps, is integrated with all major public cloud providers and connects to 75+ on-net internet exchanges and 30+ stock exchanges. The team of experts works closely with customers in order to create solutions that meet the detailed and specific needs of their business, providing the latency, resilience and security they need regardless of location.

BSO is headquartered in Ireland, and has 11 offices across the globe, including London, New York, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Access our website and find out more information: www.bso.co